Refound Sound


fre:ac creates playlists of the transcoded titles in the standardized M3U format, which most players can process. To generate playlists automatically, activate the Create playlist option. fre:ac creates a playlist for the tracks in the subdirectories corresponding to the albums.


Both soundKonverter and fre:ac are powerful programs for ripping music CDs and converting audio files. Speedy operation and very good results make these two tools stand out. soundKonverter is more appealing for occasional users, but fre:ac offers a significantly greater range of functions – mainly with the large number of configuration options for encoders and decoders.

fre:ac also offers excellent multithreading on modern computers, with configurable parallel processing. As a unique feature, soundKonverter has automatic volume adjustment, a feature that is currently under development in fre:ac. The fre:ac tool offers other unique advantages, such as the ability to create cue sheets or extract audio tracks from video files.

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